How Acupuncture Can Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

According to a published study conducted in 1997, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, affects 22 percent of the population of the UK and is the most common gastroenterological complaint. It’s symptoms are wide, from cramping to bloating, diarrhea to constipation, and caused by a wide range of factors from stress to diet.

How acupuncture can alleviate symptoms of IBS is as broad a spectrum as the causes and effects. In an article by, not only can acupuncture provide pain relief and regulate the motility of the digestive tract, it has also shown success in increasing parasympathetic tone. Beyond the immediate remedies, acupuncture has shown to be effective in countering the anxiety caused by IBS sypmtoms.

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